Oprah Winfrey opened up about her weight loss journey with the New York Times Magazine. Inside the mag, Lady O explained that she can’t accept herself over 200 lbs. because it’s too much work on her heart.
“For your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that. So all of the people who are saying, ‘Oh, I need to accept myself as I am’ — I can’t accept myself if I’m over 200 pounds, because it’s too much work on my heart,” Oprah, told the outlet. “It causes high blood pressure for me. It puts me at risk for diabetes, because I have diabetes in my family.”
Lady O continued,
“This whole P.C. about accepting yourself as you are — you should, 100 percent,” she said, while explaining that she holds herself accountable through Weight Watchers’ point system. “It’s a mechanism to keep myself on track that brings a level of consciousness and awareness to my eating. It actually is, for me, mindful eating, because the points are so ingrained now.”